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  • Google expected to launch sub-Rs 6000 Android One smartphones in India on September 15 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Google is expected to launch its much-awaited sub-$100 (around Rs 6,000) smartphones in India this month, which will further intensify competition in the booming multi-billion dollar smart devices market here. According to an invite sent by the company, Google will make "an exciting new announcement" on September 15. Sources...
  • Snapdeal launches Teewe, a Google Chromecast-like media streaming dongle, at Rs 1,999 6 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: While Google's much-lauded Chromecast dongle shows no signs of being officially available in India (though it can still be brought from online shopping sites such as eBay.in at a premium), Snapdeal has unveiled a similar device called Teewe under its Launchpad initiative. Quite like the Google Chromecast, Teewe, priced...
  • A new Google Glass app that detects human emotions in real time Yesterday

    Berlin: German scientists have developed a software for Google Glass to measure human emotions by analysing their facial expressions, in addition to gauging a person's age and detecting gender. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits adapted its SHORE real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass,...
  • Project Wing: Google tests a fleet of package-delivering drones 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com, which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise...
  • Google buys video-processing service provider Zync Render 6 days ago

    California: Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness". Rendering is the process of generating an image from a 2D or 3D model, or models, using computer programs. Zync provides online tools to render video. Zync software has been used to render hundreds...
  • Android LMP: Is Lemon Meringue Pie the name for the next version of Android? 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Google had codenamed the next version of its Android operating system - that it has rolled out to developers - as Android L. The L, to many, stood for lollipop. But now, as many leaks are emerging - the next version of the most popular smartphone operating system...
  • Karbonn Mobiles expects to go public by 2016 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Karbonn Mobiles, the third-largest smartphone maker in India, expects to go public by 2016 as it bets on sales of Android devices made in partnership with Google Inc to boost revenue growth. "Frankly, I've been delaying it for the last couple of years because I wanted to know my valuation...
  • Facebook the most used smartphone app, but Google's apps dominate the top 10 1 week ago

    New York: Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Topping the app list is Facebook, being used by 115 million people monthly while Google-owned...
  • China targets own operating system to take on likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft August 25, 2014

    Shanghai: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Computer technology became an area of tension between China and the United States after a number of run-ins over cyber...
  • Google aims to store all human knowledge August 24, 2014

    London: Google is building the largest store of information in human history - a knowledge base that autonomously gathers and merges data from across the web to provide unprecedented access to all facts about the world. The search giant is building Knowledge Vault, a type of knowledge base - a system...
  • Amazon plans to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, to take on Google's ad business: Report August 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft...
  • Google may soon let kids under 13 sign up for Gmail, YouTube: Reports August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such as...
  • Google's driverless car review: The technology easily handles routine driving August 17, 2014

    Mountain View: The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn't lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable. This isn't damning with faint praise. It's actually high praise for the car in question: Google Inc.'s driverless car. Most automotive...
  • Google buys social travel app maker JetPac August 16, 2014

    Google is buying JetPac, the startup that designs social travel applications disclosed on its website on Friday, without providing details. "We'll be removing Jetpac's apps from the App Store in the coming days, and ending support for them on 9/15," stated a posting on JetPac's homepage. San Francisco-based JetPac has created a...
  • Google's doodle features independent India's first stamp August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating India's 68th Independence Day, Google on Friday posted a doodle on its homepage featuring the independent India's first stamp. The blue colour stamp with the Indian tricolour is the doodle that comes up when you open the Google's India homepage. The stamp, which was issued on November 21, 1947...
  • Google doodles independent India's first stamp on August 15 August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google India home page this year is a familiar symbol - independent India's first stamp. The first stamp issued by free India was months after Independence on November 21, 1947 and it depicted the Indian national flag with the popular slogan - "Jai Hind...
  • Google celebrates Pakistan Independence Day 2014 with a doodle August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 68th Independence of Pakistan, Google has posted a doodle on the Pakistan homepage. The doodle features the blooming flower-shaped Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Pakistan Monument is a national monument that represents the country's four provinces and three territories. Before an architect was finalised to...
  • Calico: Google's 'immortality' project launches its website August 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and ageing has taken a step forward - with its own website and mission statement. "We're tackling ageing, one of life's greatest mysteries," says the website of Calico LLC, a project announced last September by Google chief executive Larry Page. "Calico...
  • Google celebrates Perseid Meteor Shower with an animated, musical doodle August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower, Google has posted an animated doodle that shows moving illustrations of meteor showers with a clam and soothing music playing in the background. Drawing inspiration from travel and time-lapse footage documenting meteor showers, doodler Sophie Diao takes users on an animated journey for...
  • Google doodles Perseid Meteor Shower August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Google on Monday has posted an interactive doodle on its homepage to celebrate Perseid Meteor Shower. The interactive doodle with colourful illustrations honours the annual Perseid meteor shower. The annual Perseid meteor shower occurs from August 11-13. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will host a live Ustream and web...
  • Google 'polluted Internet' with classified material: Survey of India August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After registering a Preliminary Enquiry against Google for alleged mapping of classified areas, CBI has sought help of Survey of India which has alleged that the Internet giant continued to "pollute" the web with classified material despite being warned against it. As the probe continues, Surveyor General of India...
  • Google Glass not an optimal tool for space tasks: NASA August 9, 2014

    Washington: The upcoming eye wearable device Google Glass is "not an optimal tool" for handling operational procedures and tasks in a simulated space environment, NASA astronauts have revealed. In a latest series of experiments, astronauts spent several days inside an underwater lab and performed multiple tests using both Google Glass and...
  • Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies August 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers, documents showed Friday. The US Internet search giant made the commitment in settling a lawsuit from shareholders alleging Google failed to...
  • Yahoo to join Google to create a secure email system August 8, 2014

    Yahoo said it will join Google to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defences against government intrusion...
  • Google flexes its search muscle to push more websites to use encryption August 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results. Websites that automatically encrypt their services will...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Pran Kumar Sharma (1938-2014): The unofficial Google doodle August 6, 2014

    Chacha Chaudhury, the man with a mind faster than a computer. I sometimes wondered which computer? One from 1971 when Pran Kumar Sharma's most famous creation was first published (the $750 8-bit Kenbak-1 from 1971 had a mere 256 bytes of memory)? Or did Chacha Chaudhary's brain continuously upgrade in...
  • Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash August 5, 2014

    San Francisco: A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash. "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app...